Meet The Team

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“Scholarship Junkies seeks to make what can seem like a very impersonal process become a more personal one for any student who is applying for scholarships. Not only are students learning to better articulate their life stories and goals through personalized feedback from the SJ Corps, but our SJ Corps Members are also actively ‘paying it forward’ as recent scholarship recipients — and, in the process, helping more students find ways to afford their higher education.”
- Samson Lim, Founder


Our Team

David Coven

President & Executive Director
I live, eat, sleep, and breath building support through the Scholarship Junkies for students across the nation! :)

David is currently the Director and aerodynamics lead of UW's Hyperloop team, a former 2x intern at Tesla, and former 3x intern at Boeing. He is currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Brent Schroeter

VP Engineering
Self-motivated computer scientist with a focus in pragmatic challenge discovery and resolution. Crushing barriers for hypersonic transport (UW Hyperloop), financial independence (Scholarship Junkies), and political dialogue (BubbleShift). Working day jobs as a student (UW) and SDE at the fastest growing tech company in the Pacific Northwest (TUNE).

Malachi Williams

Engagement Manager - Dev Ops
A Tacoma, Washington native, Malachi has interned at Tesla, Boeing, and is currently the Director and Composites Lead of UW's Hyperloop Team. He is also pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering.

Now his sights are set on crafting technology that accelerates a completely different purpose - Scholarship Junkies' impact on making higher education affordable!

Paul Gentsch

Engagement Manager - Business Operations
Growing up in Issaquah, Washington, Paul has been near Seattle his whole life. Studying finance at University of Washington, he has experience working for companies like Costco, Rockstar Energy, Instawork, and other startups. He's found scholarships through Alaska Airlines, The Washington Horse Racing Foundation, and more. He's committed to building successful, impactful businesses to realize their full potential.

Bao-Tram Do

Growth Officer
Bao-Tram Do is a 2013 graduate of Whitman College, a small liberal arts school in Walla Walla, Washington. She is a Gates Millennium Scholar and sociology major. A proud resident of Columbia City, Bao-Tram dedicates much of her time volunteering to build a connected, equitable, healthy, and vibrant community. Bao-Tram currently works at The Seattle Foundation, and is the Chair of the Summer Search Seattle Alumni Board. Ultimately, she hopes to be an philanthropist and entrepreneur and encourage others to achieve insane amounts of awesome.

Nhi Le

Growth Officer
Ngoc Nhi Le was born in Vietnam and raised in Georgia. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a BS in Materials Science and Engineering. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Materials Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nhi is in school due to the generosity of many wonderful people and organizations, including: the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Engineering Research Scholar.

May-Lannie Lozano

Growth Officer
Having been given the privilege at a young age to join a locally-based academic and leadership enrichment program serving lower income students of color, May-Lannie recognized the importance of obtaining a higher education. She believes in the limitless possibilities obtainable by driven individuals realizing their passions when allowed the support to achieve.

May-Lannie is currently in her fourth year at Whitman College studying Sociology and Spanish.

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